Albert Watkins Key, Jr., publishing under the name Watt Key, is an award-winning southern fiction author. He grew up and currently lives in southern Alabama with his wife and family. Watt spent much of his childhood hunting and fishing the forests of Alabama, which inspired his debut novel, Alabama Moon, published to national acclaim in 2006.Alabama Moon won the 2007 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award and has been translated in seven languages. Key's second novel,Dirt Road Home, was published in 2010.